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Patricia “Pat” Thorson 1922 - 2018
Patricia “Pat” Thorson 1922 - 2018

ELLINWOOD — Patricia “Pat” Thorson, 96, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood, Kan., on Oct. 6, 2018. Born in Great Bend, Kan. on Feb. 28, 1922, she was the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Clark) Healzer. She married Clarence Thorson on Nov. 29, 1952. He passed away on June 1st, 1994. 

A lifetime area resident of Barton County “Pat” worked at Fashion Corner in Ellinwood and Conrad’s in Great Bend. Mrs. Thorson was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran in Ellinwood. 

Survivors include four sons and one daughter, Greg Thorson from Great Bend, Jim Thorson, John Thorson, Patty and husband Rick of Ellinwood, Jeff and wife Dori of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren, Andy (Jennifer) Kirkpatrick, Ashley (Derek) Ohl, T.J. (Jess) LaRocca, and Lindsey (A.J.) Campbell; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters, Catherine Zahn and Miriam McCord. 

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ellinwood, with Rev. Kenton Abbott officiating. Burial will follow at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to Woodhaven Care Center or St. John Lutheran Church in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526. 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Minnis Chapel 

P.O. Box 246 

Ellinwood, KS 67526

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 9, 2018